FLAT RATE GTA Deliveries, Version II

We offered this service about a month ago and it was very successful, but as the province started to loosen restrictions on businesses opening, the traffic began to increase, making it much more difficult to move around the city. As well, the driver we were using returned to work, but as it happens we mentioned the idea to a customer we know is off of work and he was keen to do the driving, so we have decided to re-introduce the service. 

When does it start?

Thursday June 11 is our first scheduled delivery date. Orders must be in by noon the day prior in order to make the schedule.

When are deliveries being made?

Right now, we are going to offer Tuesday and Thursday as "regularly" scheduled delivery days. However, if the volume is low, we might skip a day or if the volume is high, we might add in another day. It completely depends on the number of orders we get and can fill. 

What is the charge?

We are charging $11.00 flat, plus HST. $10.00 of this fee goes directly to the driver and $1.00 goes to gas. 

Can we deliver liquid yeast?

Yes. There is a cooler in the car with ice packs. Each order is identified that needs yeast to complete it and as the driver arrives at your address, he will collect the yeast from the cooler and add it to your order. Please collect your order promptly to ensure the yeast is not exposed to prolonged ambient temperatures, or leave a cooler on your porch.

Is there a minimum order?

Yes, $25.00 is the minimum order for this. When you are checking out, if your order is BELOW $25.00 (before tax) the FLAT RATE delivery option will not appear.

Unfortunately, our cart system is not intelligent enough (yet) to qualify this service based on your delivery postal code, so we have to do that manually. We have set the following boundaries for this service so if you are way outside of them and still select this FLAT RATE option, we will contact you to let you know that you may not qualify. Please respect the boundaries.

Boundaries

427 in the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, Markham Road to the east (we cover east of Markham Road in our free service), and south to Lake Ontario.

  • If you live in an area with no parking or restricted access please let us know as we will require you to meet us on the street to collect your order. 
  • If you live in an apartment or condo, we will only deliver to your lobby entrance. We will do our best to let you know when we are coming so you can meet us. 
  • We can only afford to make one delivery attempt. We will advise when we are planning your delivery and if you are unable to be home at that time, please let us know ASAP. If we are unable to complete the delivery, your order will end up back in Pickering for pick up, and the delivery fee is non-refundable. 

Our objective is to offer this as a TEMPORARY measure to support homebrewers across the region. We will be observing a strict NO CONTACT method of delivering, meaning we DO NOT ring your doorbell or knock. The driver will set the order on your doorstep and contact the office. We will then message you to collect it. If you are concerned about porch pirates or animals that might want to investigate your grains, please leave a cooler out and we will place your order (if it fits) into it.